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At its 30th Annual Meeting on May 19, the Coalition celebrated another exceptional year of accomplishments and honored three Buzzards Bay Guardians who have given outstanding service to the Bay’s cleanup, restoration, and protection.

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Trail runners in a group running through the woods.
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Combine the benefits of running with the pleasure of connecting with the great outdoors on one of these 13 trails around the region.

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Nancy Smith and Kait Carvalho at the 2016 Buzzards Bay Swim
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Longtime swimmer and Dartmouth resident Nancy Smith first participated in the Buzzards Bay Swim in 2000 and hasn’t missed a year since. Since then, Nancy has recruited other local swimmers to take the plunge with her.

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inlet from Eel Pond to Mattapoisett Harbor
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Court decision upholds the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s 2015 enforcement order requiring that a Seabreeze Lane homeowner restore filled wetlands and buffer zone along Eel Pond, one of Buzzards Bay’s most delicate coastal salt ponds.

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Fish ladder on the Agawam River in Wareham.
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As spring arrives, migratory river herring return to Buzzards Bay’s rivers and streams. Catch a glimpse of these important fish at one of these 10 herring runs around the region.

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2018 Buzzards Bay Coalition Decision Makers Workshop on nitrogen-reducing septic systems
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Local decision makers from around the region came together at two free workshops in April to learn about the results of the Coalition’s on-the-ground pilot projects to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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Ben Ostiguy at the 2008 Buzzards Bay Swim
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For his 10th Buzzards Bay Swim and the Swim's 25th anniversary, swimmer Ben Ostiguy has set himself a new challenge: to double his fundraising donations.

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EPA cleanup contractors removing contaminated sediment from the shoreline of Marsh Island in inner New Bedford Harbor in 2017
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As part of its decades-long New Bedford Harbor PCB cleanup, the EPA has removed contamination from the shoreline of Marsh Island in Fairhaven – a Coalition-owned property that is planned to become an outdoor waterfront destination for local residents to explore.

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Baywatcher on Wild Harbor in Falmouth
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The Massachusetts state legislature is considering two issues that would advance efforts to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. You can take action today by calling or emailing your elected officials today and voicing your support.

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Mark Rasmussen, Laura Shachoy, and John Ross at the 2014 Buzzards Bay Coalition Annual Meeting
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John Ross came to the Coalition in the 1990s after noticing the health of his beloved West Falmouth Harbor declining. Due in great part to his determination, the harbor is now on the road to recovery.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: